St. Xavier's College, Kolkata
Established in 1860 A. D.

Science Department - COMPUTER SCIENCE









Head of the Department
Prof. Shalabh Agarwal



Course Structure | Faculty Profile | Admission

Computer Science Honours was introduced in St Xavierís College, Kolkata in the year 1998. The first batch passed out in the year 2001. Almost all the students secured first class in their Hons Course. Debmalya Mitra from the department was the university topper that year. In course of time the department has produced several university toppers on a consistent basis. The Computer Science General course was introduced in the year 2001. The first post graduate course in the college was introduced in the year 2005 in the form of M.Sc. Computer Science. The students of the first batch passed out in 2007 with most of the students being placed in reputed companies like CTS, Mckinsey, IBM etc. 

The department has organized seminars and workshops on a consistent basis. A one-day seminar on "Data Mining and Data Warehousing", was held in St Xavierís College auditorium on 31.10.09. More recently, a one-day seminar on the same venue on "Modeling and Simulation Techniques for computation Problems using MATLAB" was organized on 01.10.2010. This was followed by a one-day workshop on "MATLAB and Simulink Toolboxes" for college teachers and researchers. This event was held in the newly inaugurated Central Computing Facility. Both these events were held in association with the Computer Society of India, Kolkata Chapter. The department is thinking of organizing an invited talk from an eminent researcher in computer science in February 2011.

Now about the various staff members: Prof. Anal Acharya has published several papers in international journals like AIP, IJCSI etc. Prof P.K. Chakrabarti has recently designed an interfacing of a chain of computers with solar panel. Dr. Asoke Nath recently presented a paper on cryptography in Las Vegas, USA. Prof Shalabh Agarwal completed his PGCCL form IGNOU in 2009. Prof. Sankar Das and Prof. Siladitya Mukherjee completed their M Tech s in IT discipline in 2009 from BESU and Jadavpur University respectively. Prof. Romit S. Beed was a part of the magazine committee for the annual college magazine Xaverian 2010. He is also the deputy president of the SXC Students union. Prof. Sonali Sen and Prof Jayati Ghosh Dastidar recently completed their refresher and orientation courses from Jadavpur University. Prof. Debabrata Datta joined as a full time Assistant Professor in the department from 19th July, 2010. Mr. Kaushik Goswami joined as a full time teaching assistant from 1st July,2010. He has recently completed his B-level. The department has four laboratory assistants: Mr. Rana Biswas looks after the M.Sc. Computer Science lab and the hardware lab. Mr. Totan Karmakar, Mr. Abhijit Karmakar and Mr. Sujit Chandra looks after newly constructed Central Computing Facilities.

The placements of the 2007-10 B.Sc. and 2008-10 M.Sc. batch has been excellent. A large contingent of students has secured admission in MCA, MSc, B.Tech and M.Tech courses in various NITís, Jadavpur and Calcutta University, BIT, VIT, Symbiosis,BHU etc. A lot of students are placed in reputed companies like CTS, Mckinsey, Maruti etc. In addition the students who have completed post graduation from here are now teaching in reputed schools and colleges.


The department has consistently produced university toppers:
Debmalya Mitra (2001),
Avik Mitra (2002),
Aneeta Bhattacharyya (2004) and finally
Navarun Dev (2008) with record marks.

The department has tie-ups with Oracle India for offering OCA and OCP courses. In a first of a kind in St. Xavierís, Industry-Academia partnership was signed with IBM India for offering MS (Tech) in Computer Science under University of Mysore. The college also has a tie up with the Indra Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) for offering the MCA Course.


The syllabus had been designed taking note of the requirements of the software industry and also to facilitate higher education and research. The syllabus is being highly appreciated by the industry and higher education institutes.


Most of the students who completed their graduation and post graduation from the department are placed in reputed software companies like TCS, WIPRO, CTS, IBM and INFOSYS to name a few. However a good number of students prefer to go for higher studies and are successful in getting entry into reputed higher education institutes in the country and abroad.


An auto ringing system for the college class timings and a Wireless Communication System for use in World Congress of Jesuit Alumni - 2003 was designed by Prof P. K. Chakrabarti. Prof Chakrabarti also designed an interfacing of a chain of computers with solar panel. It aims to dispense with conventional electrical energy consumption. Currently ten computers are running on it. Prof Chakrabarti is in the process of designing a system which will be able to run the entire M. Sc Computer science lab consisting of 40 machines. The department has conducted two one-day seminars till date: one in 2007 on pattern reorganization in bio-informatics, another in 2009 in data mining and data warehousing. Prof Acharya has presented several papers in International Conferences.


The department has eight full time teachers. In addition to this, there are several guest faculty members from reputed universities in and around Calcutta. The total number of students studying honours and post graduation in Computer Science is about 130 and 80 respectively. In addition to this there are about 150 students in the general curriculum.



Restructured Syllabus (wef 2013 -2014)

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